It isn't every day a traveler stops to appreciate art, more specifically in the Philadelphia International Airport. We found this blog by David P, of Good things by David, http://www.goodthingsbydavid.com/2011/12/ryan-j-greenheck.html captures exactly what we find exceptional in our featured artist Ryan Greenheck. Ryan was in the gallery during June there are still a few items available that can be purchased online.
Ryan J. Greenheck - It's not everyday you come across great works of art while traveling through an airport. On a recent trip I decided to take a stroll through the international terminal at Philadelphia International Airport while waiting for my flight. Much to my surprise I discovered a wonderful exhibit of ceramic artwork. Upon closer inspection, I realized that I was looking at unique vessels with some very compelling glazes & styling. I love ceramics of all types, but the ones that caught my complete attention were those of artist, Ryan J. Greenheck. Take a closer look at these magnificent pieces or art.
This is his exhibit at the airport. A small portion of his oeuvre.
The brief artist bio states: Ryan J. Greenheck uses the potter's wheel to create extremely precise forms that are both functional and beautiful. His repertoire includes vases, jars and teapots along with complete dinner sets - plates, bowls and cups. Greenheck received his Master of Fine Arts from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.
The giant urn is stunning; it's called Large Honey Sprig Covered Jar. I love how the finial on the lid echoes the shape of the actual vessel. The ringed base anchors the urn beautifully. The warm, earthy glazing is absolutely amazing. This decorative yet functional teapot is one of my favorite pieces from the exhibit. I love the dark tones as well as the shape.
I know that art is subjective and that tastes differ greatly among each & everyone of you, but I think one can definitely admire the technique and use of color found in these choice pieces. Ryan J. Greenheck does offer his work to the general public and I encourage you to visit his website for pricing and more information. By the way, if you happen to find yourself at Philadelphia International Airport, his exhibit can be seen in the corridor between terminal A & B. I hope you enjoyed discovering Greenheck's artwork just as much as I did.
Posted by David P. at 12:26 PM